Chilean Lake District
Chilean Lake District
Puelo Ride to Frontier
1 night at lodge in Puerto Varas; 1 night at Lago Verde; 2 nights private cabin in the remote Isla Bandurrias; 1 night in Bariloche.Excludes
Getting to Puerto Montt at the start of the trip and from Bariloche at the end of the trip. Flights; airport taxes; gratuities.Extras
Tag on some extra time in the Argentine or Chilean lake district. Combine with the 4-Day Glacier Ride - see our 10 day Patagonia to Puelo ride.
Price on requestSummarySummary
Journey through the pristine Puelo Valley on horseback and by boat to a remote island lodge. Step off your horse in Chile and take a boat up to the Argentine border - passports at the ready.Highlights
Step off your horse and onto a jet boat to enter Argentina Ride through the Valdivian rainforest to pristine turquoise lakes. Watch the horses swim alongside your small boat. Sleep in your own remote island cabin in total silence. Relax and enjoy home made cakes in front of the fire. Take an exciting jet boat ride up river to the Argentine border. Stroll around the craft market at El Bolsón. Feast on world renowned Argentine steak.Day by Day
Day 1: Transfer from Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas. B and B. Day 2: Cross Tagua Tagua lake. Riding. Night in Lago Verde. Day 3: Riding. Isla Bandurrias. Night at cabin. Day 4: Visit Lago Azul. Riding. Isla Bandurrias. Night at Cabin. Day 5: Riding. Cross border to Argentina. Visit El Bolson. Bariloche. Day 6: Transfer out. Breakfast only.Is this trip for me?
This new trip is away from the main tourist routes and is a unique way to cross the border between Chile and Argentina. You will be looked after by Catherine and her family who will offer you fantastic hospitality, beautiful horses and great local food in a remote island paradise. To join this trip, you need to be an intermediate rider and be comfortable travelling in remote areas. Some of the transfers are in boats (life jackets are provided) so you should be comfortable around water. For clients who do not want to ride, we can book a 2 or 3-Day crossing with a one or two night stay on Isla Bandurrias and the jet boat ride to the border. This trip starts in Puerto Varas and ends in Bariloche and in our opinion is a far preferable way to cross borders in the Lakes area than the more widely used routes.Includes
Round trip transfers from Puerto Montt and on to Bariloche; English, French and Spanish speaking guide; 5 nights accomodation; 4 days riding; ferry across Tagua-Tagua Lake; jet boat to border; pack horse and vehicle support for luggage; Full board from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day five.